S. Vaitheeswaran – MD and CEO, Manipal Education

Coupled with Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from NIT Trichy and Post Graduate Diploma in Materials Management from the Institute of Materials Management, Mr. S. Vaitheeswaran has had a professional career ranging across automobile, IT services and education sectors.

Based out of Bengaluru in Karnataka, India, Mr. Vaitheeswaran is the Chief Executive Officer of Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG), which oversees all the business verticals of the Group. Prior to becoming a Member of the Board, he was also the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Manipal Global Education Services Private Limited (MaGE). In this role, he was responsible for running and growing the company’s medical schools and multi-disciplinary universities in Antigua, Dubai, Nepal, and Malaysia. In India, he steered the group’s fast-growing professional learning business (Manipal ProLearn), largest banking domain training institute (Manipal Global Academy of BFSI), skill testing and assessment (MeritTrac) and nurtured skill development through a JV company (Manipal City & Guilds).

He has around 35 years of rich experience in the corporate world in areas of Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Operations, and Global Marketing. He has spent a large amount of time in the Automotive Industry and held the positions of Director – Sales & Marketing and COO – Eicher International. Before joining Manipal, he worked with Infosys where he led the Hi-Tech and Manufacturing vertical for their BPO Unit.

A member of the CII-CEO forum and an active speaker and participant in the higher education panel of Industry Forums, Mr. Vaitheeswaran is one of our esteemed speakers at the i5 Summit 2018 scheduled on 18th and 19th of August.